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patrickwilken
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 Message 49 of 58
08 June 2015 at 3:13pm | IP Logged 
Thanks Iversen, you are of course correct.

Although the Wikipedia entry sounds like good clear English to me, I guess I would normally say something more like "some types of sandstone...", but that obviously is just a personal (regional?) style thing.



Edited by patrickwilken on 08 June 2015 at 3:14pm

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Cavesa
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 Message 50 of 58
09 June 2015 at 4:46pm | IP Logged 
Yeah, Iversen is correct as usual. I knew about that difference, I am just used to saying "two sandstones" instead of "two pieces of sandstone", which is a mistake like lots of other things one may get used to. It reminded me of the two fish plural. Fishes is used only when referring to more species of fish, unless you are Gollum, than you are allowed some grammar wiggleroom.
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PeterMollenburg
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 Message 51 of 58
16 June 2015 at 2:27am | IP Logged 
soclydeza85 wrote:
Just FYI, you can use SRS on your phone (if you have a smart phone).
The only hard part is putting the words in on the computer (with an app synced on your
phone), but it's worth it once you do it.


Flashcards Deluxe has direct input into phone. You can use a bluetooth KB (or a KB with a
cable if you prefer to avoid bluetooth) or tap in your entries but that's way too slow.
Prob the issue is here that you're still sitting and typing, but it's certainly more
portable than a laptop/PC
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ToxaMI
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 Message 52 of 58
22 July 2015 at 10:12am | IP Logged 
There are many free mobile apps using flash cards technique
Personally I like this one:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aiva.Langy
because there is no fixed collections of easy cards.
Basically you learn only what you want to learn..

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Serpent
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 Message 53 of 58
22 July 2015 at 10:54am | IP Logged 
Didn't you create it yourself though? Please don't make even more posts about it.
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ToxaMI
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 Message 54 of 58
22 July 2015 at 11:13am | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
Didn't you create it yourself though?

That is why I like it more then others :)
By the way, it also means that I can change anything in it for better fitting your needs
and to make it more useful. So please, do not hesitate to share your ideas

Edited by ToxaMI on 22 July 2015 at 11:31am

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Elexi
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 Message 55 of 58
22 July 2015 at 1:46pm | IP Logged 
For some reason, the 'different variety' plural annoys me no end when it is used for
marketing speak. As in 'A good selection of coffees and teas'. I don't drink tea, but
I would expect to be offered either the choice of beans - Rombusta, Arabica or maybe
coffee made with beans from Kenya, Brazil, Ethiopa or Java.

But no, it is just marketing speak for offering me the same coffee with different
variations of milk (which I also don't drink) in it.

OK rant over.
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William Camden
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 Message 56 of 58
06 December 2015 at 7:23pm | IP Logged 
A particularly interesting thread, so I will give it a bump.


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